Othello

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Opened Aug 3, 2010
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WHAT IS IT ABOUT?

Othello, a Moorish general in the Venetian Army, has wed Desdemona, the daughter of a Senator. Their love should have been celebrated as a triumph over racial intolerance, but instead Iago - Othello's deceitful, reckless aide - seizes the opportunity to exact a vain and illogical revenge upon him. Shakespeare has set Iago's pathological fiendishness against Othello's honesty, love, and integrity - examining the inner workings of a sick mind with astounding detail, and exploring how the power of suggestion can transform a perfect love into murderous jealousy. Having created one of his most hateful villains and one of his most poignantly tragic heroes, Othello is a triumph - surely one of Shakespeare's greatest works.

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